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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 8

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Page 8-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah. Monday, April 14, 1975 Perry Meets Aaron Again, Wins Battle ByFREDMcMANK UPI Sports Writer Renewing old acquaintances with Gaylord Perry is sort of like shaking hands with a cohra Hank Aaron, who played against Perry for 10 seasons when both were in the National League, met up with the veteran right-hander of the Cleveland Indians for the first time since 1971 Sunday and baseball's all- time home run king was treated with no respect whatsoever. Aaron, serving this season as the designated hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers after 21 years as a star for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, went to bat four times against Perry and was called out on strikes three times and hit into a double play as the Indians downed the Brewers 31 "I can't remember ever getting Hank on a called strike before," said Perry, who struck out nine and allowed only five JOHN MONTEFUSCO is lifted off the ground by catcher Marc Hill after pitching a four hit shutout for the San Francisco Giants in their 5-0 triumph over the Atlanta Braves Sunday. Shutouts Mark National League By BILL MADDEN UPI Sports Writer All spring long, the word out of Clearwater, Fla. was the Philadelphia Phillies would definitely be pennant contenders in the National League east this year ... if only they had a little more pitching to go with Steve Carl ton and Jim Lonborg. And whenever he heard that kind of talk, Phils' manager Danny Ozark merely smiled. Ozark, you see, was waiting for Tom Under wood. Well, quite possibly the waiting for Tom Underwood and, too, a flag for Philadelphia, is nearly over. In his first major league start Sunday, the 21-year old Underwood shut out the St. Louis Cardinals on five hits, surprising nearly everyone but Danny Ozark. "He looked just as good as when I saw him the first time in the spring of 1973," said Ozark after the Phillies' 2-0 victory. "I was amazed then at the way he looked-his control and the way he handled himself in difficult situations. A lot of people overlooked him because of his size (5-10, !70) " On a day that saw four other shutouts hurled in the National League, San Francisco swept Atlanta 4-2 and 5-0, Pittsburgh topped the New York Mets 53, Cincinnati drubbed San Diego 1<W, the Chicago Cubs blanked Montreal 7-0 and Los Angelas overhauled Houston 14. "I wasn't as nervous as 1 thought ! might be," said Underwood, who in outdueling the Cards' Bob Forsch, struck out two and walked three "Pitching those few games in relief at the tail end of last season probably helped. 1 guess maybe I'm here a little bit earlier than I expected-fny third year instead of the fourth. Giants 5-1, Braves 0-2 Rookies John Montefusco and Pete Falcone gave San Francisco cause for early optimism, too. Montefusco yielded just four hits and struck out seven in the hits en route to his 200th major league victory Perry said his success against Aaron probably stemmed from the fact that the Brewers' slugger was anticipating a spitball, an illegal pitch which Perry has admitted throwing in the past but which he claims is no longer part of his repertoire. "I threw him everything but the one pitch I don't throw no more," said Perry. "That's all 1 threw when I pitched against him over there and he was still looking for it." Despite Perry's outstanding performance, the Indians had to rally for three runs in the ninth inning to win. Orioles 11, Red Sox 3 Brooks Robinson collected four hits, including a two-run triple, to pace Baltimore's rout of Boston and help right-hander Mike Torrez to his first AL win. Torrcz, making his first start for the Orioles, was tagged for 12 hits but went the distance as Baltimore backed him with 15 hits. Royals 5, Twins 3 Hal McRae drove in three runs and Harmon Killebrew delivered two to help Steve Busby to his first win in Kansas City's triumph over Minnesota. McRae doubled in two runs in the first and doubled home another in the fourth. Killebrew singled in two runs in the third. Busby went eight innings and allowed only three hi Is. Yankees 6-2, Tigers 0-5 George Medich tossed a two- hitter to lead the Yankees to victory in the opener but Lerrin Lagrow stopped New York on just four hits in the nightcap as the Tigers took the four-game series, 3-1. Detroit's Ron LeFlore had the only home run of the doubleheader. White Sox 7-5, Angels 5-4 Jorge Orta's one-out single drove in the tie-breaking run in the 12th and Ken Henderson followed win a two-run single to help Chicago beat California in the first game. The Angels aided to their own downfall by committing three errors in the 12th. Bill Sharp and Orta each collected three singles and drove in two runs in the second game as the White Sox beat Bill Singer. Baseball Standings opener after being idled 19 days by a finger injury and a series of rainouts. Gary Matthews was 3- for-4 with a home run. Falcone, with ninth inning relief from Randy Moffitt, won his first major league game in the second game. A pair of errors on the same play by rightfielder Dusty Baker plus a single by Bobby Murcer enabled the Giants to score two runs in the eighth and win. Pirates 5, Mets 3 Bruce Kison's three-hit pitching was backed by Rennie Stennett's homer and three runs scored as Pittsburgh remained baseball's only undefeated team by beating the Mets. After Dave Kingman's third homer of the season tied the score at 2-2, the Pirates went ahead for good in the fourth when Stennett singled and scored on Richie Hebner's double Tom Seaver took the loss. Reds 10, Padres 0 Don Gullett halted a two- game Cincinnati loss streak to the traditionally inept Padres by giving San Diego only two hits and stroking a key two-run double during a seven-run uprising in the fifth. Gullett retired the last 16 batters to face him. Cubs 7, Expos 0 Steve Stone was touched for just four singles in hurling his first shutout as a Cub in Chicago's won over Montreal. Stone was aided by three-run clusters in the third and fifth innings Jerry Morales drove in three runs with a pair of singles and a bases-loaded infield out Dodgers 7, Astros 4 Jim Wynn and Steve Yeager cracked homers and drove in two runs each and Andy Messermith picked up his first triumph with a route-going performance in the victory over Houston. Clouding the win, however, was a home plate collision between Yeager and the Astros' Wilbur Howard that resulted in the Dodger catcher being carried from the field on a stretcher. Saturday, the Dodgers lost shortstop Bill Russell for at least three weeks with broken bones in his hand. By United Press International American League Standings lioston Milwaukee Detroit Uewland lialtiruHV New York Uikland Kansas City Ciilifomia Chicago Minnesota Texas Kasl w. 3 3 3 2 2 1 West w. 4 4 3 :i 2 1 1. 2 2 2 2 2 4 1. 1 1 3 4 4 4 pet. 600 .600 .600 500 .500 200 pet. 800 800 .500 .429 333 200 g.b. _ — i ., '; 2 g.b. „ 1'z 2 2'-j 3 Saturday's Results Boston 3 lialtmioiv 2, 1,1 innings Detroit 7 New York 2 Oakland 5 Texas 4 Milwaukee 6 Cleveland 5 Kansas City 2 Minnesota 1. 10 innings California 4 Chicago 3. 10 innings Sunday's llesults (1st I Chicago 7 California 5 (2nd! Chicago 5 California 4 Oakland at Texas ppd. rain Kansas City 5 Minnesota 3 de\i'land 3 Milwaukee I Baltimore II lioston 3 list) New York 6 Detroit 0 (2nd) Detroit 5 New York 2 National league Standing!, Kasl IMUsburgti Chicago St Louis HulaoxJprua New York Montreal West W. 3 3 4 2 1 1 H. 4 3 2 3 3 2 1. 0 1 2 3 3 5 1. 2 2 2 3 4 4 pet. 1000 750 .667 400 .250 167 pet. ,667 .600 .500 .500 .429 333 g.b. — . I ., '.z 2 2'z 3' , g.b. — 'v 1 1 14 2 Cinuiinati San Francisco Sun Diego Huston Atlanta UK Angeles Saturday's Results Chicago 6 Montreal 3 St Louis 7 Itiiladelprua 5 Atlanta 7 San Francisco 4 Iluuskn 7 I/K Angeles 5, night San Diego 3 Cincinnati 2, night Sunday's llesulLs Huladelplua 2 St. Louis 0 htlsburgh 5 New York 3 la; Angeles 7 Houston 4 San Francisco 5 Atlanta 0. 1st San Francisco 4 Atlanta 2, 2nd Chicago 7 Montreal 0 Uncuuiati 10 San Diego 0 Spirits Threaten To Eliminate Nets NORM VAN LIER of the Chicago Bulls tries to get around Nate Archibald of the Kansas City Kings during NBA playoff action Sunday. The Kings evened the series 102-95 triumph. Archibald, McNeill Spark Kings Past Bulls, 1 02-95 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) The Kansas City-Omaha Kings adjusted and the Chicago Bulls paid the price Sunday. Nate Archibald, double teamed into a 12-point outing in Chicago, made all the right passes Sunday and the Kings romped to a 102-95 victory over the Bulls, evening their best - of seven NBA playoff series at 1 -1. Archibald, who had \2 assists along with 24 points, most often found Larry McNeill and the 6- foot-9 former Marquette forward scored 28 points. But even more incredibly, McNeill was 12-for-12. He was 6- for-6 last Wednesday night in the opener in Chicago so he's made every shot he's taken in the playoffs. UTC Splits With Snow Utah Technical College split a pair of games with Snow College at Ephraim Saturday afternoon to return from their four game •series tied with Snow for the lead in the Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference. Saturday's scores were 15-0 for Utah Tech in the opener and 6-5 for Snow in the second game. The Wolverines have a six game schedule this week playing the BYU junior varsity Tuesday in a non-conference session, Dixie Rebels at Spanish Fork Friday, and Snow College Badgers at WAC Standings In Baseball Northern Division Team W L Pet. BYU (11-13) 5 0 1.000 Colorado State (7-9) 3 2 .600 Utah (6-8) 1 3 .250 Wyoming (12-13) 1 5 .167 Southern Division Team W L Pet. Arizona State (40-6) 6 0 1.000 Arizona (31-6) 6 0 1.000 New Mexico (19-15) 0 6 .000 Tex.-El Paso (15-17) 0 6 .000 Friday's Scores: BYU 1, Wyoming 0 BYU 5, Wyoming 4 Utah 3, Colorado State 2 Colorado State 3, Utah 2 Arizona State 9, UTEP 1 Arizona 17, New Mexico 1 Saturday's Scores: BYU 12, Wyoming 5 Arizona State 12, UTEP 0 Arizona State 18, UTEP 6 Colorado State at Utah, postponed wind Arizona at New Mexico, postponed snow Sunday's Score: Arizona 7, New Mexico 0 Tuesday's Games: BYU at Utah Grand Canyon at Arizona State Thursday's Game: Arizona State at Arizona Friday's Games: BYU at Colorado State (2) Wyoming at Utah (2) UTEP at New Mexico Arizona State at Arizona Saturday's Games: BYU at Colorado State Wyoming at Utah UTEP at New Mexico (2) Arizona State at Arizona Timp Park Saturday in conference games. The first game at Snow Saturday was a combination of good hitting by the Wolverines plus an outstanding pitching performance by Doug Hales, former Spanish Fork ace, who pitched five innings of no run, no hit work on the mound. The game was called after five inning on the 10-run rule. The first five hitters for Utah Tech hit safely and the Wolverines had scored seven runs before a man was retired. They scored again with single runs in the second and third, and two runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames. Snow never seriously threatened, and made four errors of their own to help in the UTC landslide. Rob Carpenter continued his hitting spree with two timely singles that drove in four runs; Diz Rease had two singles, Tim McNeil singled three times, Tom Hennigan had a,double and a single, Brian Graham had two hits, Milt Romney and Kim Sorensen hit safely three times. Only one player failed to hit and the team batted at a .650 clip. The one sided first game may have been responsible for the less outstanding performance in the second game which went to the Badgers 6-5. The Badgers took the lead in the second inning with a three run spree, but Utah Tech moved ahead in the fifth, featured by Graham's home run. Snow knotted the count in the fifth and moved ahead in the sixth on a Wolverine error, a sacrifice and a single by Lee Morris, Badger first baseman, followed by a passed ball that let in the winning run. The Provoans salvaged one run in the top of the sixth when Rease walked and McNeil drove him in with a double. "I imagine he'll miss sometime," said Kings' Coach Phil Johnson of his second-year forward. "He's human. But I think I'll go pinch him just to make sure." The Kings were never in serious trouble Sunday, breaking the nationally televised game open with a 22-10 spurt in the first 6V 2 minutes of the third quarter. That spree turned a 55-51 halftime advantage into a 7761 lead and the Bulls never were able to move closer than seven points the rest of the way, much to the delight of 11,378 paying fans. Concerning the double-teaming of Archibald, Johnson said, "Tiny just did a better job of kicking the ball out. What you want in that situation is for the offside forward to float into the open area. Most of the time, that happened to be Larry and he hit the shots." McNeill added, "You don't have to call for the ball with Tiny. The man sees everybody on the court. If you're open, he'll find you. He's just a great passer." While McNeill was scoring 28 and Archibald 24, Jimmy Walker added 26, including two baskets in the first 30 seconds of the third quarter to get the Kings started. Bob Love scored 21 and Chet Walker 20 for Chicago. More Honors For Young PASADENA, CALIF. - BYU's two-time All American gymnast Wayne Young added two more gold medals to his collection over the weekend by taking first places on rings and long horse vaulting in the prestigious PCC Invitational Saturday night. Young also placed second in the all around as well as third on parallel bars and fifth on side horse. A fall from the high bar cost him the all around title which went to Yoichi Tornita, a Japanese gymnast attending Long Beach State College. The PCC Invitational is hosted annually by Pasadena City College and only the top gymnasts in the nation each year are invited to this city of the Rose Bowl parade. By United Press International The Spirits of St. Louis and the New York Nets are discovering what basketball folks mean when say the playoffs are "a whole new season." But to the Kentucky Colonels and their fans, the playoffs are just an extension of the regular season. During the regular season, the Spirits' efforts against the defending American Basketball Association champion Nets were so futile its management promoted a "Beat the Nets Night" in which fans tried to coax the Spirits into a win by casting evil spells on New York. Their efforts were as futile as the team's because the Nets ended the season with 11 straight victories over St. Louis. But the playoffs are a "new season" and following a series opening loss, the Spirits have now won three straight games, including Sunday night's 10089 victory, to move within a scant win of clinching a berth in the Eastern Division playoff finals against Kentucky. A pair of rookies—Marvin Barnes and Maurice Lucas- have supplied the Spirits with the pressure-less exhuberance of youth in leading St. Louis to its surprising lead. Barnes scored 23 points and pulled down 20 rebounds while Lucas added 20 points and 18 rebounds. While the astounding was happening in St. Louis, the expected was taking place in Louisville and the sight of the Memphis Sounds didn't turn the Kentucky fans on. Only 3,543 devotees showed up to watch Artis Gilmore lead the Colonels into the finals with a convincing 111-99 rout of Memphis, despite the loss of Dan Issel with a bruised knee. Gilmore capped off his total domination of the series with 31 points and 20 rebounds. The win was Kentucky's 14th in its last 15 games, including 10 in a row at the conclusion of the regular season, which helped them wipe out a four-game Nets lead. The Colonels will have time to rest—and for Issel to heal—before meeting the winner of the New York-St. Louis series. Kentucky will have the homecourt advantage. "Each time we played them they were getting better," said Julius Erving, who led the Nets with 35 points. "But there was no way to predict a complete turnaround in the pi ayoffs." Barnes and Lucas hit 15 of their points in the fourth quarter as St. Louis held off the Nets. The Spirits can clinch the series with a victory Tuesday night in New York. "The Nets are a great team but vre're going to wrap it up," said Barnes. New York, led by Erving and John Williamson's 16 final quarter points, wiped out a three-point St. Louis lead at the start of the period when they went ahead 77-76. But the Spirits regained the lead at 84-83 when Lucas grabbed a rebound and hurled the ball the length of the court for a stuff shot by Barnes. The Nets scored only six points after that while the Spirits scored 16 to add to their winning margin. "We're capable of winning three straight," said Nets' Coach Kevin Loughery. "We have to be lough—we can do it ." In the other game, Kentucky led by eight at the quarter, stretched it to 5944 at halftime and was never in danger of losing the lead. Louie Dampier had 21 points and Ted McClain 20 to take up the scoring slack left by Issel's departure while Wilbert Jones contributed his best rebounding game of the season with 18 to support Gilmore in the Colonels' domination of the backboards. MHVfltilS |99| Johnson 4 3-4 12. C Jones 1 0-0 2. Owns 11 3-1 25. Williams 5 9-9 19. Carter 8 9-9 36. Shepherd 4 2-2 11. Daniels 2 0-0 4 Totals 35 26-28 99 KENTUCKY (111) W Jones 4 4-1 12. Issel 1 0-0 2. Cdlmore 12 7-7 31. Dampier 9 2-2 21 Mcdain 7 6-6 30. Averitl 1 2-2 8. Bradley 0 00 0. Roberts 3 0-0 6. Thomas 43-411 ToUils 43 24-25 III Memphis 18262431-99 Kentucky ZS 33 2*26-111 Three-point goals Johnson. Carter. Shepherd. Dampier Total fouls Memphis 23. Kentucky 23 Technical fouls Kentucky coach Brown A 3.543 NKW VORK (18) Krving 13 9-9 35. Kenon 6 0-0 12. Paullz 4 (H) 8, Taylor 1 2-2 4. Melchionni 6 2-2 14, Manning 0 frO 0. Williamson 7 2-4 16. Sojoumer 0 00 0 Totals 37 15-17 89 ST. LOUIS 1100) (kTard 4 2-2 10, Barnes 10 3-4 23, Lucas 8 4-4 20, Uwis 6 7-9 19. Barr 6 2-2 14. Adams 5 1-2 11, Foster 0 0-0 0. Kennedy 03-13 Totals 39 22-27 100 New York » a 21 20 - 89 St. Louis 24 28 22 S - 100 Total fouls New York 25, St. Louis 17 A: 7.719 Local Prep Thinclads Win Honors at Weber OGDEN - The 4-A and 3-A high school track teams opened their series of invitational meets Saturday at the Weber State Invitational and Olympus captured team honors with 63 points to 58 for runner-up Bonneville. Hillcrest (54) was third with Orem fourth (44) and Provo ninth (24). Spanish Fork was the top 3-A school with 26 points for eighth place. Defending 4-A champ Skyline was seventh with 28 and 3-A champ Davis was 14th with 16 points. Chris Child of Spanish Fork set a meet record by winning the pole vault in 13-1 and was sixth in the 220. Orem had two winners, Terry Belt in the two mile (9:50.9) and Paul Liston in the discus (164-4). Liston also was third in the shot put and teammate Allen Gardner took second in the javelin. Provo's Mark Robison was second in the 880 and Kevin Olsen took third in the long jump. Rick Miller was fifth in the mile and the Bulldogs' medley relay team was second while Orem captured fifth place in the same event. Bill Davis of Spanish Fork won the long jump with a leap of 22-8 in helping the Dons take 3-A honors. His mark is a record. Hillcrest's Mike Bailey won the shot put, took second in the discus, third in the low hurdles and sixth in the high hurdles. Teammate Clayton Dumas was third in the 100 while Steve Oneide was fifth in the discus and Matt Montoya was sixth in the 440. The Huskies also won the medley relay and Blaine Anderson won the mile in 4:26.2, a meet record. Clay Blackwell of Bonneville was the outstanding track performer of the day with wins in the 100,220 and running a leg of the 440 relay. Dan Olson of Olympus won both hurdles. 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